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Daniel Zeller draws on devotion

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Invasive Seclusion, 2007, Ink, Acrylic on Paper, 13.5 x 11 inch

From a distance, the art of Daniel Zeller resembles many things: a satellite image from some far way land, a microscopic view of some organic mass, or a fleeting image from a remnant of a recent dream.  Their forms undulate and . . . → Read More: Daniel Zeller draws on devotion

Carolina Fontoura Alzaga upcycles bicycles to make chandeliers

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How Goth is this – black chandeliers made from bicycle chains.  The talented artist is Carolina Fontoura Alzaga.  She is working on a series of sculptures, called Connect, made from recycled bicycle parts. Connect draws inspiration from Victorian chandeliers, DIY and bike culture.

Alzaga sees “the traditional chandelier … as a bourgeois commodity and . . . → Read More: Carolina Fontoura Alzaga upcycles bicycles to make chandeliers

49 Geary galleries in San Francisco

49 Geary, San Francisco, CA

49 Geary, San Francisco, CA

The first time I visited 49 Geary I was smitten. Tucked away amid the bustling Union square area, under one roof of a large building, are many of San Francisco’s most well-known contemporary art galleries. There are 4 stories (floors 2-5) of independent galleries, with each gallery having their . . . → Read More: 49 Geary galleries in San Francisco

Richard Colman at the Guerrero Gallery

Untitled, 81in x 81in acrylic and gouache on paper

Untitled, 81in x 81in acrylic and gouache on paper

So much energy and tension exude from the works of Richard Colman that one wonders how they manage to stay hanging on the wall.  Last week the Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco announced “Something Better,” an exhibition featuring works by the artist Richard Colman.

Colman’s . . . → Read More: Richard Colman at the Guerrero Gallery

A typographic storage system by Kayiwa

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My heart skipped a few beats when I saw the latest design for a storage system by Kayiwa, a Finnish design company.

AAKKOSET by Kayiwa

This brightly colored wall unit contains cut-out alphabetized letters which act as individual shelf space for books, CDs and magazines. Tall enough to be used as a . . . → Read More: A typographic storage system by Kayiwa

Ebon Heath: sculptural typography

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Typography explodes into space and form in Stereo.type, mobiles and site-specific installations by Ebon Heath.  In these works, Heath creates a system that expresses the intersection between the traditional 2-dimensional language of typography and the physical language of the body.

In an interview with Yatzer, Heath says, “I want our type (typography) . . . → Read More: Ebon Heath: sculptural typography

“Sketch Tuesdays” at 111 Minna Gallery

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[111minna] . . . → Read More: “Sketch Tuesdays” at 111 Minna Gallery

Bright colors invigorate a small Manhattan apartment

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A 600 sq. ft. studio apartment*

I love strong color on walls.  When it is well done it looks stunning and deceptively easy to accomplish.  But remember color theory?  Orange and blue directly complement one another. Using large swathes of saturated complements, such as the ones shown in this image, may spell visual calamity.

. . . → Read More: Bright colors invigorate a small Manhattan apartment

The True Size of Africa by Kai Krause

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Leave it to a graphic image to impart upon us today’s geography lesson. Many of us already know that world maps are often based upon the Mercator projection which grossly distorts the relative sizes of countries.   The size of northern-hemisphere countries like Canada, the USA, and Europe are exaggerated while the size of countries . . . → Read More: The True Size of Africa by Kai Krause

Indie fashion and art at the Metreon

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Indie Bazaar 2010

Looking for something more unique than the run-of-the-mill fashion/art found at Bloomingdales or other chain stores in downtown SF?

This Saturday the SFFAMA (San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance) and Brief Space are presenting the Indie Bazaar.  This free event will be showcasing the products of the indie art . . . → Read More: Indie fashion and art at the Metreon